Alternative housing can help speed you to financial independence. I am fascinated by alternative housing and the various movements around them. To work towards financial independence you need to save money, a lot of money and the best place to save money is your housing costs because for nearly everyone, those are the highest per month costs. So, I like to explore alternatives to the ‘normal’ mode of living in a normal house and enjoy looking at some of things people are doing to escape the high costs of rent and mortgages. The big issue about alternative housing seems to be “getting out of your comfort zone”.